VRBO is part of the HomeAway family, the world leader in vacation rentals with over 1 million listings. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We’re committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. Learn More

Amazing View of the Pacific from the Heart of Town.

You sent a message to this owner.

Mendocino Bay from the living room at high noon.


Last updated: 12/18/2014
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Mendocino apartment description

Imagine your own private view of Mendocino Bay and the Pacific Ocean, sitting on the balcony or in the living room, watching the sun set....or rise. You can hear the waves hitting the cliffs below the house.

You are surrounded by the artwork of Bill and Jennie Zacha, founders of the Mendocino Art Center. Casa Zacha was their home, which Bill designed and built in 1964
Artists Dorr Bothwell, Toshi Yoshida, Hilda Pertha, Fran Moyer, and Charles Stevenson, and many others gathered here on many evenings to share ideas, to celebrate and to plan. They sipped red wine, ate Spaghetti Carbonara and reaped inspiration for their next work of art.

There is no better view or location in the village than Casa Zacha. You are in town, at the West end of Main Street, yet in a very quiet area across from the Headlands State Park. You are steps to the best that Mendocino culture has to offer—great restaurants, galleries, the Mendocino Art Center, the Mendocino Theatre Company, Music Festival, & Film Festival.
Casa Zacha is most suited to sophisticated couples wanting a classic Mendocino experience. There are three private bedrooms. The master bedroom has a queen bed, magnificent view and is attached to two baths. A second bedroom has a twin and double bed, ocean view from it's private deck, and an shared bath (connected to one previously mentioned). A third bedroom has a full bed, small sink, and enormous library. The baths are as unique as the rest of the house. The shower room has two showers.

The kitchen is stocked with everything needed to create a gourmet meal and entertain friends.

One-of-a-kind antiques and original artworks throughout the house will delight the eye and excite the imagination.

Keywords: Casa Zacha is a Frank Lloyd Wright inspired design, offering a peaceful and private retreat,
without any neighbors to bother you.


We offer vacation rentals for every budget

Choose from a wide variety of properties

No booking fees

Free to book with no hidden costs

We help you travel with confidence

Every listing is guaranteed against fraud

Experienced property owners or managers

Average five years in the business

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional
          • Massage
          • Private Chef


          • Children Welcome:

            Kids who understand behaving around balconies are welcome. Antiques and a open stairway can make this property stressful for parents of young children....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed:

            service dogs considered...moreless

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

            sorry, the house is entirely on the second floor....moreless

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 7-8

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            with fabulous ocean view...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 double

            with an incredible art library...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

            tv and vcr help entertain the kids...moreless

          • Queen Bedroom Has Full Ocean View and Private Bathroom with Shower, The East bedroom is furnished with both a double and a twin bed. This room has a balcony and an ocean view, a TV/DVD with cable, and shares a Bathroom with Shower with the Queen bedroom. The North bedroom has a brass double bed, ensuite sink, & a fantastic library. Futons (1) Actually a window seat in the Living Room, measuring 10' long by 28' wide. This is suitable for a child or shorter, narrower adults. The cushion is brand new and has 5 inches of foam...but you must bring a sleeping bag....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

            the shower shares a tiled enclosure with another shower...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

            shares enclosure with other shower. ...moreless

          • Although it seems strange to some people, two showers in one tiled area are quite normal. In 50 years of living in the house we have never had an issue with two people needing to shower at the same time. Usually they just take turns. Plus, we have only a 30 gallon water heater so it is better to space out the showers. We have hung a shower curtain for privacy between the showers. The Japanese soaking tub unfortunately has a leak and is temporarily out of commission....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • As you arrive on the second floor you are embraced by the warmth of Casa Zacha, as there is an atrium in the center of the house which brings in light and heats the terracotta tile floors. Turning left you are awed by the vista of the Pacific Ocean and Mendocino Bay , spread out at your feet. Then you sit down to absorb it all and you never want to leave....moreless


              • Books:

                Bill and Jennie Zacha's collection of Art books,and lots of good reading....moreless

              • DVD Player:

                In dining room closet, plays on living room TV...moreless

              • Games:

                some board games...Scrabble, monopoly, cards, backgammon, Go, and a few puzzles...moreless

              • Music Library:

                eclectic once again...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo:

                in dining room closet, has IPOD dock, plays in living room...moreless

              • Television:

                Living room has 42' TV mounted so it can pivot into the Master bedroom. Second TV in east guestroom has vcr/dvd ...moreless

              • VCR
              • Video Library:

                eclectic collection of DVD's and Videos. MendoVideos (rentals) is two blocks away....moreless


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Festivals
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Nude Beach
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Eco Tourism
              • Horseback Riding
              • Miniature Golf
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Beach View:

                Looking East while on the front balcony you see Big River State Beach and estuary. There is a lovely walk up Big River, on the old logging road. Great for bike riding and walking. ...moreless

              • Downtown:

                Technically Casa Zacha is is on Main street in the heart of Mendocino. ...moreless

              • Ocean View:

                Facing south is a 200 degree view of the Pacific ocean and Mendocino Bay. There are walking trails throughout the Headlands State Park, which wraps around Mendocino on three sides....moreless

              • Oceanfront:

                Thought the house sits on Main Street the living space is all on the second floor, which guarantees you an unbroken panoramic view and privacy. ...moreless

              • Rural:

                Across the street is open space for miles....moreless

              • Village:

                We are in the middle of Mendocino, within walking distance (1 to 5 blocks) of all town has to offer....moreless

              • Water View:

                lots of crashing waves and whitewater! Casa Zacha is situated across the street from the bluffs, which are 90 feet high there. Access to the beach is 1/2 block west of the house....moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hunting
              • Hunting Big Game
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Pier Fishing
              • Racquetball
              • Rock Climbing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Surf Fishing
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Wind-Surfing


              • Child's Highchair
              • Dining:

                custom made table by artist Fran Moyer. reminiscent of the Virgin of Guadelupe...moreless

              • Dining Room
              • Seating for 8 people


              • Air Conditioning:

                God's air conditioning...the north wind! just open a window on the north side of the house....moreless

              • Computer Available:

                Wireless internet w/high speed DSL. bring your laptops. No limit (Netflix ok) to downloads...moreless

              • Fireplace:

                see photos...moreless

              • Garage:

                not full of stuff!...moreless

              • Heating:

                very nice gas furnace for a cold day...moreless

              • Internet:

                bring your laptop and have your own entertainment or office center....moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided:

                100% cotton sheets...moreless

              • Living Room:

                comfortable seating and an awesome view of the Pacific. Watch TV, or the fire, or the ocean!...moreless

              • Parking:

                the four car driveway is reserved for your exclusive use. there is plenty of on street parking also....moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                Parking for 4 Vehicles, in driveway next to the house. Yours exclusively....moreless

              • Telephone:

                Please bring your cell phone. The house phone has no long distance and is for emergencies only....moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                nice fluffy yellow towels...moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                WIFI is up and running. High speed DSL...moreless

              • Wood Fireplace:

                Floor to ceiling brick fireplace will warm you on even the foggiest of days....moreless


              • Catering Available:

                Owner will happily provide names of local caterers and event planners....moreless

              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils:

                like I said...fully equipped....moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                service for 8...moreless

              • Dishwasher
              • Kitchen:

                Fully equipped gourmet kitchen with gas stove is stocked with all the basic condiments and spices, and general ingredients. Have fun!...moreless

              • Microwave
              • Oven


              • Balcony:

                The 40 foot X 10 foot Balcony has an unparalelled vista of Mendocino Bay, Mendocino Headlands State Park and the Pacific ocean....moreless

              • Bicycles:

                Rentals available at Catch a Canoe....moreless

              • Boat:

                Noyo Harbor is your spot! Fishing, diving, and eating!...moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                views of Mendocino Bay, Big River Estuary, and the Headlands State Park from the East guest room...moreless

              • Golf:

                Little River Golf course is 9 holes of wind and a great restaurant!...moreless

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                Catch a Canoe (1/2 mile away, under the Big River Bridge)...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Farberware grill in kitchen may be used either indoors or out. No outdoor charcoal or gas grill allowed....moreless

              • Tennis:

                Fort Bragg High School (7 miles) has free outdoor courts....moreless

              House Cleaning

                  • Housekeeper Optional


                  Write a review 4.5
                  from 10 traveler reviews
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Christmas Holidays
                  Dec 19 - Jan 4, 2015
                  4 night min stay

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $1,800 $6,000

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • housekeeping/cleaning $100
                  • Taxes Included


                  Your deposit will equal one night rental ($300-425)

                  Our cleaning fee is $100 for two guests, $125 three to four guests, $150 five to seven guests.

                  There is a 4% charge for each payment for using a credit card.

                  If your deposit is $300 the credit card usage fee would be $12.00.

                  If your full amount due is $1000 your credit card usage fee is $30.

                  Not bad if you are getting mileage for it!

                  Cancellation policy:

                  Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

                  Please wait... Book with confidence

                  Paying through this free service protects your payment up to $10,000 against listing fraud. If you are not paying through HomeAway Payments always call the owner at the number listed on our website and never use instant money transfer services such as Western Union and MoneyGram.

                  Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

                  Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection, Carefree Rental Guarantee, and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

                  Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
                  Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.
                  Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


                  Last updated: 12/18/2014
                  Check availability
                  23 Available
                  21 Unavailable
                  22 Today
                  23 Selected dates


                  175 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  200 Metres
                  Nearest Barpub
                  1 block up the street
                  130 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Sausalito-San Francisco
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Little River, CA
                  150 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Oakland, CA
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  US 1
                  200 Metres
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  many within 5 blocks
                  250 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Lake Tahoe and Sierra Mountains
                  100 Metres
                  Nearest Beach
                  Mendocino Headlands State Park..across the street

                  Car: Not Necessary

                  The Mendocino Art Center offers year around classes in the fine arts, from Jewelry to plein air painting, an Artist in Residence program and a fine gallery.

                  We offer a discount on the rent for each guest who takes a class at the Art Center.


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1962

                  About the owner: Raised in Mendocino, and in this house since I was eight, I am ready to share it with others. I spend half my time out of the area and am happy to give others the chance to enjoy this magnificent place.

                  Why the Owner Chose Mendocino:
                  This is the family home where I grew up. I lived here with my parents, Bill and Jennie Zacha, the artists who drew their friends to this town and helped create the artists’ community it has become. My parents first saw Mendocino in 1957. As described by Look Magazine in a 1962 article, “it was virtually a ghost town. Its population, completely dependent on a dying lumber industry, was dwindling. The town had lost interest in itself; there was absolutely nothing doing. How Bill Zacha revived it is indeed a miracle.” In Bill’s words, “Towns have souls and needs like other living things. People forget this. When I first saw Mendocino, I became excited. It had an unusual, almost unearthly quality about it - pure, quiet, unsullied - but it was dying. I knew I could help it, help it get back on its feet and make it a place where people would get a simple but profound satisfaction out of living.' After starting the Mendocino Art Center, my parents (and I) spent many years visiting and living in Italy and Japan. The influence of these countries is quite evident in the artwork throughout the house. My parents loved to entertain. While my life has taken me to Oregon now, where I spend most of my time, I want to share this home with those who appreciate its unique architecture, 60’s sophistication, and magnificent views.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
                  The best benefit is that once you park the car everything is within a 5 block radius! And once inside the house you are in a private, peaceful sanctuary....with a view!

                  Contact us

                  Speaks: spanish, italian



                  • Mendocino Bay from the living room at high noon.

                    Mendocino Bay from the living room at high noon.

                  • View from Master Bedroom

                    View from Master Bedroom

                  • Dining Room

                    Dining Room

                  • Living Room with 500 year-old Japanese Screen

                    Living Room with 500 year-old Japanese Screen

                  • View from Dining Room

                    View from Dining Room

                  • Twin and Double Bed Room

                    Twin and Double Bed Room

                  • Deck:  East View

                    Deck: East View

                  • View from Bedroom Deck

                    View from Bedroom Deck

                  • View from Deck

                    View from Deck

                  • View Upon Entering

                    View Upon Entering

                  • Sunroom


                  • Kitchen


                  • Master Bedroom

                    Master Bedroom

                  • Third Bedroom

                    Third Bedroom

                  • Deck:  West View

                    Deck: West View

                  • Exit/Entry


                  VRBO #244901

                  There have been  visitors to this page since the counter was last reset in .

                  This listing was first published here in 2009.

                  Date last modified - Saturday, December 20, 2014

                  $300 - $400 per night (USD)

                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

                  View calendar: Updated 12/18/14
                  Minimum stay: 2-4 nights
                  Dates are unavailable
                  Please stay a bit longer. A stay of nights or more is required for these dates.
                  This listing requires that rentals start on a .
                  Book It

                  Detailed Price

                  Member since: 2009
                  Speaks: spanish, italian
                  • Response time: Within 24 hours
                  • Response rate: 100%
                  • Calendar last updated: 12/18/2014
                  Email owner

                  +001 7079373777

                  Please wait... Book with confidence Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees Learn more
                  Add vacation protection services to your booking

                  Three services to protect your trip:

                  Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.

                  Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.

                  Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

                  Get it now

                  Share this property via Email

                  Amazing view of the Pacific from the heart of town.

                  Mendocino #244901

                  3 BR  2 BA  Sleeps 8

                  You must be signed in to share this property by e-mail

                  Share this property via Email

                    Please correct the following errors and resend:
                  • Enter one or more valid email addresses separated by commas.
                  • Oops! You have exceeded the limit of 10 email addresses.
                  • Your message may not contain markup. Please remove the markup and try again.